NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The humanities are beginning to come again in New York Metropolis.
“The Workplace! A Musical Parody,” an off-Broadway musical, is among the many first full performances to grace the stage in over a yr.
“I’m simply so thrilled to be again, to be giving pleasure, to be giving happiness to folks and leisure,” stated actress Emma Brock, who performs Michael Scott within the musical based mostly on the hit tv sequence.
The off-Broadway present is the primary musical to return to New York Metropolis in over a yr for the reason that pandemic began.
It opens Friday night time on the Theater Middle in Midtown with 33% capability.
Common supervisor Catherine Russell put in a brand new air flow system, plus all actors and staffers are vaccinated.
“When the viewers is available in, they are going to be required to be masked. We are going to take their temperature,” Russell advised CBS2’s Andrea Grymes.
Broadway reveals are usually not anticipated to reopen till September, however a number of the smaller theaters that host off-Broadway reveals had been capable of reopen final week with restrictions together with different small- and medium-sized leisure venues.
That additionally consists of the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Sq., the place Mayor Invoice de Blasio visited final Friday.
They’re internet hosting “Blindness,” billed as a “socially distanced sound and lightweight expertise.”
“We welcome everybody. I do know you’ll really feel snug. I promise you’ll be protected,” Daryl Roth stated.
Wednesday, the mayor was available at Lincoln Middle for the primary efficiency of “Restart Phases.” It’s an out of doors venue with ten areas for performances and rehearsals.
It’s all a begin because the place referred to as “town that by no means sleeps” lastly begins to reawaken.